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military action is not a viable, feasible, responsible option. >> chris lawrence is at the pentagon and chris hagel was also accused of wanting to gut the defense department so what kind of day do you think is on tap for him? >> carol, it's likely to be a pretty rough one. with avenue got word from insiders haguele is going to testify that the militant group hezbollah is a terrorist organization and that military options are on the table for iran. it's not earth-shattering, except when you compare it to what he's already said. chuck hagel's past is about to come roaring back at him. >> good morning, guys, how are you. >> reporter: how he's voted, what he said. >> he has insisted that the israelis negotiate with hamas, a terrorist organization. >> reporter: so one of the first questions could be, will you support israel? recently hagel promised he would, unequivocably saying his record's been distorted but he'll have to explain what he said before his nomination. >> mike referenced to a quote "jewish lobby" which i don't believe exists. >> reporter: senator also demand to know what h
hours. marrocco says one of his goals is to hand cycle a marathon. we wish him well. >>> the pentagon is reportedly considering a move to put a base in north africa for spy drones. "the new york times" reports the move is in response to increased fights against terrorists in that region, including rebels in mali. the u.s. currently only has one permanent base in africa. >>> to afghanistan now where private first class ted daniels is talking about the video that's made him an online seen decision. barry peterson talked to the man who made the helmet cam video and got himself shot in the process. >> i'm hit. i'm hit. >> reporter: it has become one of the most viewed three minutes of war video ever. >> i'm hit. >> reporter: 23 million hits on youtube. a battle with taliban forces in afghan tonight seen through the helmet camera of ted daniels t. started when he purposely moved into the open drawing fire on himself to protect the seven men in his unit. >> tactically i agree it was not a sound thing to do. now he, but i -- you know, but i also remember murphy's law of combat. if it's stupi
:23. take to leaddent's the pentagon will combat criticism in his confirmation hearings. hi le >> president obama's take to lead the department of defense begins the confirmation process. >> lawmakers are not sure chuck hagel is the right person for the pentagon. >> hallie jackson has more. >> chuck hagel answered more than 100 written questions. today he will answer many more in person as his confirmation hearing begins. some senators said they would oppose his nomination for secretary of defense because of this stance on iran and israel. the defense budget is almost certain to come up because of cuts set to be triggered in march. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> 5:27. >> the effort to remove john leopold is in the works but is it legal? i will have details coming up. franciotti live in new orleans where the ravens fans are coming. fans are coming. >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i am sarah caldwell. >> i am stan stovall. testimony resumes today for a high school student will have
the big easy is next. >> the pick to leave the pentagon will combat criticism during his confirmation hearings. >> wednesday's storms have clear out but the wind remains. the forecast as we continue right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. happy thursday. i am sarah caldwell. >> i am stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> it was a rough night last night. anywhere from 1-4 inches of rain. there were reports of water rescues and flooded basements. 48 right now. temperatures will continue to drop. the wind will continue to gust up to 40. watch for some heavy snow in garrett county. >> good morning. we have a lot of areas of localized flooding. there is fire activity in the city. we have a crew on the way. harford road is closed for some fire activity at louise. flooding has shut down new hampshire avenue in howard county. york road is closed near beaver run because of
the latest move by the pentagon. >> the tip of the spear infantry battalions, the ones that attack the enemy, they are men for good reason. now, everyone is insisting and assuming the standards will be the same. they will be equal. but they won't be the same. because general dempsey said, well, if the standard is too high and the women can't meet it, we'll ask should it be so high. that's when the pressure to lower the standards will continue. he asked for a critical mass of women. that will further lower the standards so we can have more women in that unit. and we have a diversity commission that says we're supposed to have diversity metrics, another name for quotas. the military is not there just for equal opportunity. it's there to defend the country and to carry out the missions asked of them. >> okay. one shouldn't assume every woman would be for this new policy. of course most men would be against it. mikey, you're all for this. tell me about your experience in the military serving alongside women and why you're for it. >> don, i am. i think this is a very sensible, pragmatic decision
the pentagon at this contentious time. >> we cannot allow the work of confronting the great threats we face today to held hostage to partisanship on either side. >> if confirmed chuck hagel would be the first former enlisted man and the first vietnam war veteran to head the pentagon. >>> today the senate will decide whether the government can continue borrowing millions of dollars without congress' permission. it is set to vote on a bill to athe debt ceiling to keep going up through the middle of may had a would delay the ex-penned showdown between democrats and republicans over spending cuts. the house passed a bill last week. >>> president obama says he will sign it if it passes in the senate. >>> we are still following a developing story out of alabama. a-year-old boy is being held hostage and is now going on three days. here is what we know. 63-year-old man boarded a school bus tuesday after fatally shooting the bus driver. he grabbed the 5-year-old sxwoy pled the scene. police tracked the man down but says he has been holding the child hostage for more than 30 hours. neighbors of the m
effect yet but could happen this spring. now plight co-reports the pentagon is preparing a plan to furlough civilian workers one day each week for five months. that would save an estimated $5 billion. wusa9 reporter got reaction. >> reporter: wusa 9 asked facebook followers if they were pentagon employees what would it mean to them? >> we have one kid in college i have stage three colon cancer and chemotherapy, no we cannot afford any pay cut now. >>> james wilson i'm concerned about my bills. >> family of four here, husband disable, pay frozen for three years and now they want to take two days of paycheck away from me? a hit of the generation al wars, they should furlough some 14s and 15z, higher pay grades not me. i barely make anything. let those really old people retire. all the 80-year-olds coming to work with their canes. >> the answer is catastrophic and bad. >> the vice president of foreign policy and defense studies at the heritage foundation. >> god forbid something happens in the middle of this, somebody wasn't at their desk, at the very best we are going to waste a l
. women already make up 15% of the overall force and 17% of the officers in the military, but the pentagon's latest decision update updates a 1994 policy change that prohibited women from serving in ground combat units. only, excluding women from combat units never excluded them from the consequences of conflict. women have been working alongside combat units in support roles that put them right in the middle of conflicts where the new front line is wherever the next ied or mortar attack or suicide bomb happens to b and while the u.s. military's old policy discriminated against the women as the casualties can attest, the attackers did not. 283,000 women have been deployed to iraq and afghanistan since 2001, and since then, more than 800 women have been wounded and more than 130 killed in those conflicts. so the pentagon's announcement was not only welcomed, but long overdue, and more importantly, it also shatters what has been a nearly impenetrable brass ceiling. the military is most likely to be populated be by officers with combat experience and that meant before now, they were most like
cuts that could have a big impact on pentagon employees. >>> and just how good are those home remedies for fighting the flu? doctors are giving us their expert opinion. one solution that's thought to be very soothing. >>> you can also join us now online on facebook and twitter. just search news 4 today. we're right back. we set our goals higher than anyone. perdue is the first and the only chicken company to have usda process verified programs for fresh, all natural chicken. our chickens are not fed steroids or hormones. [ jim ] we raise our chickens cage-free. we're trying to make a better chicken. that i put on my children's plate. that's why we use all-white meat, breading that is whole grain with omega-3 and no preservatives. it is my goal to make the highest quality, best-tasting nugget on the market. i want consumers to go, "dang, that's a good nugget." >>> layoffs are coming e ing ti district's only public university. the school has been under pressure to cut its unrestricted operating budget. this will reportedly save $8.5 million a year. the layoffs come one month after the bo
level that he had been waterboarded. he had practiced at the pentagon. he had been working on this. but when he referred to containment on iran rather than prevention of nuclear weapons and had to be corrected and then corrected again, a note was passed to him, and then the chairman helpfully said to him, containment is not a policy at all. that is not our policy. that is such a critical mistake on an issue that he knew that he was going to be asked about. we knew that he was going to have to explain the, quote, jewish lobby and take that back and some of the other things. the way he did it didn't seem crisp. and then when ted cruz wheeled in the tv screen to play an al jazeera talk show and put him on the spot or how he defended israel or didn't defend israel in response to a question on a talk show, it would be like somebody saying to you or mika, joe, you were on c-span ten years ago, and what did you say to someone who called in? that was very, very tough. >> that was sort of my point at the top. >> it's interesting that you had said, mika, yesterday as we were going to a meeti
. >> the pentagon steps up its attack on hackers. plans were in the work to more than quadruple the number of people had has to strengthen the nation's sign security work force. the news come after an attack this weekend targeting sensitive government information. we'll be right back. >>> now, a developing story out of brazil where officials continue to investigate a deadly nightclub fire. witnesses say the fire was sparked by a flare or fireworks set off by a bend member inside the club. officials say one of the exists was locked trapping the victims inside. most of them died from smoke inhalation. last night, we smoke by phone with globo news anchor eduardo grillo who said it is a tragedy for the whole country. >> now, the bad part of t all the families have to recognize the bodies. since it's college town, they were all students from all over the doesn't ri. a lot of families are flying down to santa maria to identify their children. -- from automatic over the country. >> the fire is being called the deadliest nightclub fire in the world in more than a decade. the mayor of the city has declared a
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. if you'd like to comment, you can sign up when you arrive. >>> the pentagon makes plans for a new spy base. that story coming up. >> we'll enjoy another one of our favorite super bowl ads leading up to sunday's game. >> let's see who is celebrating a birthday today. a special happy birthday to our floor >>> for the first time you have a little treat when you walk out your front door this morning because it's not cold outside. >> a couple of spots are cold but a lot of you will enjoy temperatures in the 40s and even some 50s. a little crazy the next couple of days. we'll be in the 50s and 60s today. well into the 60s tomorrow. by friday we're going to be in the low 30s back again. it's january. we get these wild swings, especially as we get into february and march now. buckle up. here's a look at the visibilities this morning. fog is just a little bit of an issue. we're seeing it worse in garrett county where visibilities have between a quarter mile and zero. some spots one to two miles locally so that's not too bad. delaware and dover is also one- quarter of a mile
will be unloading very shortly about 800 gowns into the ballroom at the sheridan pentagon. we're getting ready to start our kickoff of the unveiling of the gowns this evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. >> that's very exciting. the discounts are deep. tell us a little bit about that. >> yes. we have all designers. the gowns are sized from zero to 30. we have up to 85% off on these gorgeous, gorgeous gowns and styles. >> you're unloading them tonight. can you go in and actually preview the gowns tonight so you know what you're going for when the doors open? >> yes. you can preview and purchase your gown this evening at our cocktail party or you can come to our general admission tomorrow which is all day on saturday. >> you have been delightful to bring in some models and some gowns. let's take a look at some of them. they are spectacular. >> so biewf. first we have maryann. she's wearing this gorgeous sweetheart fit and flair gown. look at the detailing on the bod decides. just a fun ruffle skirt. this gown was originally $1,000. you can find it at our sale this weekend for $800. >> that's a re
leaving the occoquan for the pentagon. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. e traffic. >> thank you. >>> new to a developing story out of alabama where a hostage situation enters its third day. 70-year-old jimmy lee dikes has been holding a six-year-old boy hostage since tuesday afternoon t all began when he allegedly boarded the boy's bus, his school bus, killed the driver and then kidnapped the boy. dikes and the buy are now locked up in an underground shelter and police have not said whether he is making demands. neighbors describe the retired truck driver as intimidating. >> i just always called him mean man. everybody knew -- i tried to get several of the neighbors that -- one who has since moved away, i tried to get them to take action with me, but they didn't want to get involved. >> authorities say there is for reason to believe the boy is hurt. dikes was scheduled to appear in court yesterday for charges he shot at neighborhoods in a dispute over a speed bump. >>> president obama's choice to be the next defense secretary is expected to get a grilling from senators this
show this weekend. >> first of all, the pentagon lifting the ban on women in combat, very controversial move. we'll be talking to the first combat pilot in the u.s. military who is a female who says it's about time as well as a retired lieutenant general who says the pentagon is trying to turn the military into a social experiment. that will be a spirited debate. then we'll talk about the obama agenda for the second term as he laid it out in his inaugural address. it's very aggressive and quite liberal and we'll talk about that with democratic senator dick durbin and republican senator bob corkin. >> a lot of people are saying the president seems to have a different swagger about him in his second term. are people telling you they're noticing the same thing about the president? >> oh, absolutely. you know, i think that first of all, he's never going to have to face reelection again and secondly, i think he made a decision actually about a year ago that dealing, trying to negotiate and make deals with the republicans, particularly in the house, was just a losing battle. first he was very
. >>> budget cuts could hit the pentagon, what >>> are you in the wat >>> the search is on for a u.s. fighter jet missing off the coast of italy. the f-16 took off from aviano air base in italy for a training mission last night. the pilot sent out a distress signal over the aidry attic sea. only the pilot was on board. it's not believed that the aircraft was carrying weapons. >>> also happening right now, at least two people are dead after a suicide bomb attack outside the somalian prime minister's office. the attacker detonated bomb as he was being questioned at a checkpoint. dozens nearby were wounded. the prime minister and president were not hurt. >>> the california man is in jail had morning accused of shooting and killing a doctor at his office. police say the man opened fire in an examination room yesterday afternoon in newport beach. an employee says the suspect had an appointment with the doctor. officers arrested the gunman immediately and are investigating just what caused that deadly shooting. >>> one person is dead after a trench collapsed at a construction site near dallas. the
valley. nature at its most delicious. >>> new this morning, the pentagon plans to boost its cybersecurity force in order to combat a growing threat of hacking. the "washington post" reports the move will increase the force from 900 personnel to nearly 5,000. the plan will also reportedly create three different kinds of security groups, national mission forces, combat mission forces and cyberprotection forces. the move comes after a string of attacks including one that wiped out 30,000 computers at a saudi arabian oil facility. >>> the beefed-up cybersecurity force also comes on the heels of a threat of the federal government's web site. the group is claiming responsibility to death of an internet programmer. the hacker claim they gained access to several computer systems and are copying information and threatening to release it. >> it is dangerous. after the wikipedia leaks, you would have hoped we cleaned this up. we haven't. it is something we don't spend enough time and money on. it is a serious vulnerability. >> the government has to first of all figure out where can it protect and ho
to the pentagon. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff has been moved back to march. the department of defense is likely to take a hit. they could see $55 billion in cuts over the next 10 to 11 years. hire in garrisonville they get a lot of business. >> he gets 2300 b.a.x, but only wanded to spend 19. >> others are usually the places they scale back first. >> i have a come -- >> here at the salon, they have not seen any fiscal fear factors yet among the customers. the owner is not biting her nails in anticipation of the worst. >> i hope nothing bad happens. >> the big defense contractors can -- but not so for the small businesses. certainly more optimistic than most we encountered. >> people have been anticipating this and not spending money. on the other hand, i feel quite confidence about the future. >> reporter: as for those who have seen fiscal fear, there's hope there too. >> just pray for the best. >>> a cold case murder and two rapes in prince george's county all solved. a man already behind bars will now spend of rest of his life there. the prince george's county state's attorney's office hess d
his pentagon appointedded legal counsel. he says we have been dealing with our attorneys for about a year and a half and we have not been able to get any trust with them. the trial is not expected to start for at least another year leaving some victims' families with unanswered questions. >> i just wonder what made them do such a horrible thing. >> reporter: the five defendants face charges that include nearly 3,000 counts of murder. if convicted, they could get the death penalty. in new york, ainsley earhart, fox news. >> certainly been a long process. >> yes, it definitely has. a little bit below the radar. >>> coming up next, a super sendoff for the ravens. >> they left baltimore yesterday bound for new orleans. hear what head coach john harbaugh says the team will focus on against the 49ers, besides, of course, winning. >> temperatures are rising but mother nature is dealing us another hand that we'll have to deal with besides that. i'll have all the details coming up in your full forecast. we'll be back after the break. ♪ ♪ i'm halfway to your heart ♪ you have to let me
. it has been happening for the last several months. meanwhile at the pentagon officials are looking at big changes in how they fight cyber terror. bob orr is in washington. >> those attacks on the "new york times" and "wall street journal" are part of a plot to crack critical systems inside of the u.s. cyber detectives traced the computer break-ins at "the new york times" and "wall street journal" to government hackers inside china. chinese deny the allegations calling them not professional and groundless but both papers say there is evidence hackers stole reporters' passwords and attempted to monitor coverage of the chinese government. newspapers are just the latest targets. sources say state-sponsored spies mostly from china every day infiltrate a broad spectrum of government and business networks inside the u.s. >> cyber, i believe, represents as big a threat to the security of this country as any one specific threat. >> reporter: at his confirmation hearing thursday secretary of defense nominee chuck hagel warned computer-based attacks could be crippling
on the brakes and now from the pentagon to the inbound 14th street bridge. inbound along new york avenue still dealing with a stalled vehicle. that was tying up the right lane. headed inbound into northeast. slow traffic oken he will worth avenue. in virginia, the accident eastbound 7 you'll want to stay to the left to get by. average speed on 66 down to 19 miles an hour from fair oaks to 123. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> thank you. a group of law makers say they plan to push a reform bill through the senate by the summer. the bill's goals include more guest workers, tighter rules employers and a smoother transition to citizenship for illegal citizens. from the organization united we dream. julieta, thank you for being with us. before we get into this, just your overall feeling now. you have a president who seems to stand in concert with the illegal immigrants in the country as far as pushing through the dream act, as far as paths to citizenship. how is your organization feeling now as we look at this compromise of sort? >> well, first of all, i would really like to challen
continue past the beltway. pentagon to the inbound 14th street bridge. delays on 66 fair oaks to 123. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> thank you. we continue to follow a developing story out of alabama this morning. a man shot and killed a school bus driver and then kidnapped a 6 year old boy. wisdom is back with the latest on this case. >> police are still on the scene in midland city. it's a small town in southeast, alabama. this all began late yesterday afternoon. police say the man boarded the bus and shot the driver several times when he refused to let him take a child. he grabbed the boy and took off. he has been holding him in an under ground bomb shelter. the 6 year old is said to be doing okay. neighbors have been evacuated as a precaution. so far, no word on a motive or if there is any relationship between the man and the boy. the bus driver did die from the gunshot wounds and at this point police have not released the identities of any of the people involved. sarah, back to you. >> all right. thanks. >>> our other big story now, a former police officer faces up
. hundreds of thousands of pentagon civilian employees could be facing furloughs and frozen pay checks if congress doesn't find the mandatory budget. one stays furloughed employee would lose one day of work a week. the pentagon has about 800,000 civilian workers and it's reported these furloughs could save $5 billion. republicans are trying to revive their party with some major changes this morning. the party is looking at a combination of what lawmakers have to do and have to stop doing. the changes in the works for the g.o.p. >> meeting in charlotte. republicans re-elected their party chairman. >> we're going to be the party for everybody, everywhere across america. [applause] >> right now the g.o.p. is in trouble. mitt romney was beaten. barack obama so empowered he forced republicans to back down on the debt ceiling and laid out a liberal agenda for his second term. the g.o.p. is out of favor with the young, minorities and women. not just at the ballot box. 49% of the nation now sees the republican party negatively. in the nbc news "wall street journal" poll only 26% positively. de
sai may see? >> i think we have to cut waste and not jobs. as you look at the pentagon budget and some of the way that it has been bloated, i think there are lots of opportunities there. i think we have to look at corporate tax loopholes as a significant area where we can increase revenue, but again, we have to have conservatives and republicans in congress that are willing to work with the president instead of the activities that have destroyed the economy. luckily we had a president in place who was pushing back these types of policies. >> jamie: i have to leave it there. >> people are seeing more taxes come out of their paycheck. >> it's like groundhog day. >> jamie: thank you very much. always great to have you on. >> kelly: i think that debate is conning. meantime, a braze a prosecutor in texas, very serious story, new details coming to us on the shooting of an assistant district attorney gunned down in broad daylight outside a courthouse. >> jamie: plus baltimore ravens offensive tackle living beyond the dream. michael orr going from the subject of a hollywood movie. >> appearing
. >>> a pentagon search and rescue team is scouring the adriatic sea fay missing air force f-16 fighter jet that went missing during a trapping mission yesterday afternoon. the italian coast guard is also helping. -- during a training mission. the initial word is the f-16 was not carrying any weapons. >>> a clue this morning in the disappearance of a plane carrying a famed italian fashion designer. i bag from that plane was found on an island. the family had been clinging to hope that the passenger and crew were alive suggesting they could have been kidnapped. n ki >>> this morning, the music world mourns the loss of sugar foot, the front man of the ohio players. his real nemeira was leroy bonner and he died late last night at the age of 69. they had a series of hits including fire. a post skies him like this. humble yet charismatic, soft spoken and of few words. weight of his thoughts, lyrics and music has influenced countless other artists, songs and trends. >> such a great song too. >> they had a lot of great songs. they had a great one back in the '70s. >> he will be missed. >> yes, def
are about to be out of a job. the pentagon says it's lays off many of the 46,000 temporary and contract workers. the rest of the workforce would face furloughs of one day a week without pays that would last the rest of the 2013 year. it's all in an effort to manage the billions, said to kick in march 1st. >>> president obama and vice president joe biden met with police from across the country today, to talk about ways to stem gun violence. >> we recognize that this is an issue that elicits a lot of passion. no group is pour -- that's where the rubber hits the road. >> the president noted it would take the cooperation of congress to pass the bulk. his goals include restricting access with assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips, as well as universal background checks for all gun buyers. >>> the first witnesses were called to the stand for the trial of a baltimore man. michael johnson is charged with the murder of 16-year-old felicia barnes that occurred in 2010. today barnes' older sister testified johnson tried to make a pass at felicia six months before the murder. the prose
of estimates. it looks like the furloughs at the pentagon will be one day a week between the beginning of march and the end of the fiscal year in september. that's essentially a 20% pay cut. but that's not a layoff. doesn't mean don't come back for a while. just means one day a week. so the contractors are trying to figure out how that fits. now, we haven't seen any indication yet of mass layoffs in this area. we're seeing some contractors in other parts of the country doing layoffs. they are very small and not doing anything yet with facilities or anything like that. >> moving forward if this does happen, some of the things that could get cut or impacted by the sequestration, housing assistance, community development programs. the impact this could have on people. talk about that. >> what is interesting is congress would like to give the agencies what's called reprogramming authority. and that means if you spend $10 here or here. but decide this program should have $15 you can move that money. so the ability to move the money is one of the things that we'll be watching as congress figures out
enlisted man and first vietnam veteran to head the pentagon. >>> some big developments in this terrible wreck involving a fire truck. we'll tell you about a new internal investigation, and about the miraculous recovery of a firefighter. >>> plus beyonce's lip-sync controversy. tonight we're hearing from the singer for the first time. >>> we weren't the only ones to get hit with this severe weather. a new look at the damage from this deadly storm. "news4 at 5" is just getting started. >>> keeping virginia students safe, that's the goal of virginia governor bob mcdonald's new task force on school and campus safety. today's the deadline. >> much of the focus is on the public schools, but the private schools are also having concerns. news4's northern have a is a bureau reporter david culver explains. >> julia is volunteer for recess duty today. her son gus to st. amber's -- it's private, but she hopes that doesn't mean it's any less attention. >> i'm a taxpayer. >> inside school principal barbara is constantly monitoring her has. no one from the police department ever -- we didn't know what
as well working that you are way out to the metro stop. 395 at the pentagon, no issues reported as you continue across the 14th street bridge. they are monitoring the roads and simply doling with wet pavement but they are prepared in case things start to ice up for you. beltway outer loop at nam ham avenue flowing closer to university boulevard headed over. -- beltway outer loop as new hampshire avenue flowing closer to university boulevard headed over. >>> in spite of everything that is going on outside, it is still mentoring monday here on fox 5. >> our holly morris joins us from the fox 5 phone bank. are the phones ringing over there? >> right. listen to. this we've had about 30 or so people calling in. lots of wonderful volunteers here ready to take your calls. they are busy but they are not busy enough. there should be no time for them to be chatting with each other. they should be chatting with people out there who want for give of your time. i want to check in with darlene robinson. tell me about casa. >> it is a court appointed special advocacy. what we do is we basically take
to report now northbound on 395 and 95 as you travel from the occoquan headed out to the pentagon. lanes are open and traffic running smoothly each way. north of town, all lanes are open between college park and bethesda. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. e traffic. >> thank you. >>> our big story we are following this morning, a bipartisan deal for our nation's immigration reform. >> just one day after a joint deal was announced by lawmakers, president obama is heading to nevada to announce his plan. melanie a.-- alnwick has that story. >> the president's trip to vegas is to unveil his plan for immigration reform. eight senators, four republicans, four democrats, released framework monday which they call a tough but fair route to citizenship for more than 11 million people living here illegally. it allows more temporary workers to stay, increases border security and cracks down on employers who hire illegals. green cards could be awarded to immigrants who obtain certain advanced degree from american university. people here illegally would have to pass background checks and p
are disappointed. >>> "the new york times" is reporting the pentagon is considering a plan to create a new base in north africa for spy drones. the move is in response to the fight against terror in africa. the u.s. has a limited presence in africa right now with only one permanent base. if approved, the new base could host as many as 300 american soldiers and private contractors. >>> time right now is 6:54. we're going to have one final check on weather and traffic when we eat good fats. avoid bad. don't go over 2000... 1200 calories a day. carbs are bad. carbs are good. the story keeps changing. so i'm not listening... to anyone but myself. i know better nutrition when i see it: great grains. great grains cereal starts whole and stays whole. see the seam? more processed flakes look nothing like natural grains. you can't argue with nutrition you can see. great grains. search great grains and see for yourself. for multi grain flakes that are an excellent source of fiber try great grains banana nut crunch and cranberry almond crunch. >>> welcome back. 6:58. a mix of sunshine and clouds. 60s in a
on the metro system is getting a much-needed upgrade. metro is replacing escalators at the pentagon station. the three are being replaced at the station's south entrance the the north entrance will remain open. the projects begins on monday. it's expected to last through the fall. the current escalators were installed 18iers. the new escalators will be similar to those recently installed at the system's dupont circle station. >>> what a catch. check this out. a 10-year-old in herndon is being hailed for reeling in a big one, and it looks like it is one for the record books. >> why do they use roman numerals to number the super bowls? that's the question. the answer is coming up on "news4 at 5." there are over 200 varieties of gourmet coffee that have earned the "keurig brewed" seal of approval. the keurig brewed seal is our commitment that the coffee inside will deliver a delicious cup of coffee every time. keurig brewed -- look for the only mark of genuine keurig quality. >>> new action after reports that d.c. police may have handled dozens of sexual a15u89 cases. last month the human righ
the first enlisted man and vietnam veteran to lead the pentagon. >>> frustrating commute home from work yesterday. they got stuck and after getting no instructions from metro, they took matters into their own hands. dozens of commuters wound up abandoning their green line trains and walking to their destinations last night. metro's general manager is apologizing properly policing -- apologizing promising some improvements. delia goncalves has more. >> reporter: good morning. it certainly was a big mess and it was a cold night for it. we talked to the manager at starbucks who is kitty corner from the navy yard metro station who says it looked like inauguration all over again with just swarms of people who were outside here at navy yard after the if fiasco happened inside. we'll take a look at some video and some pictures that fecks tweeted out of those massive crowds. panicked passengers pried open metro doors. they hopped on to the tracks and escaped through an emergency exit, this after two green line trains were stuck between navy yard and anacostia. they were stuck in dark opportunit
on fox news sunday, the pentagon lifts the ban on women in combat. chris wallace will sit down with the first female combat pilot in the u.s. military and a retired general. >> plus, another cold day on tap. gwen is back with a look at what we can expect and she'll with a work week preview. we'll hope for a couple of suns in that. we'll see. stay with us. >>> it's your look at the new and note worthy of the week ahead, the capital rundown for the week of january 28, 2013. monday, national school choice week gets underway in washington with a forum on the subject at noon at 1,000 massachusetts avenue northwest at the cato institute. tuesday, january 29th, the subcommittee on health holds a meeting that starts at 10:00 a.m. wednesday, january 30th, the senate foreign relations committee continues its meeting of the 113th congress in the capitol building. thursday, january 31, the senate armed services committee opens hearings on it's nomination of chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. that's at 9:30 a.m. and on friday, february 1st, nasa marks the tenth anniversary of
is going to the other side. that said when he is in the pentagon and controls the military in that capacity, they will have to deal with him and have the same interest in common. both parties want to keep the u.s. strong and safe and chuck hagel has been through worse. believe me, he has seen much more incoming than at that hearing. >> republican strategist, good to see you. thank you. >> good to see you. >> still ahead on the saturday afternoon, the latest on the scandal around the top u.s. senator. first, on this date, an announcement that led to the moment so many had been calling for. eventually to the end of apartheid. you are watching msnbc the place for politics. but don't worry, he'll find someone else. ♪ who's that lady? ♪ who's that lady? ♪ sexy lady, who's that lady? [ female announcer ] swiffer 360 dusters extender cleans high and low, with thick all around fibers that attract and lock up to two times more dust than a feather duster. swiffer gives cleaning a whole new meaning. and now swiffer dusters refills are available with the fresh scent of gain. i just served my moth
vietnam vet to lead the pentagon. >>> president obama says he hopes for some form of immigration within six months. in an interview with telemundo, he says the plan must include a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country. and he says it's time for congress to act. >> we've been working on this for a long time. we know what the issues are. i've got a bill drafted. we've got language. we know what's needed when it comes to border security. we know what's needed when it comes to dealing with employers who may unlawfully hire undocumented workers. we know what a pathway to citizenship looks like, and what the criteria should be. >> the president says republicans and democrats must come together to resolve the issue. the senate and house are working on separate proposals. >>> while you were sleeping, efforts to free a young hostage in alabama continued, and we're learning more about the man who kidnapped him. >>> ahead, changing his story, what a 49er player is saying about his remarks about gay athletes. >>> the strong weather we saw had a bigger impact o
, a new poll finds that the nation is strongly in support of the pentagon's announcement this week that women will now be able to serve in combat roles in the military. gallup report said 74% of people are in favor of the decision. those numbers hold up when you break them down by men and women as well. let me bring in democratic congress woman loretta sanchez, senior female member of the house armed services committee and homeland security committee. thank you so much for being here with us. why now is this time right time to do this? is it overdue would you say? is there something about it happening right now that's good timing? >> well, t.j., i've been fighting for about the last five or six years with a bill in the house to recognize what we already know. our women have been fighting in iraq and afghanistan. there is no frontline. everywhere is the frontline. they've been in combat. they've been killed. they're p.o.w.s. they've been wounded. and yet they have never received the recognition north pay nor the promotions due to the fact that they would be in combat. so it's long o
announcements coming out of the pentagon. i was looking at one just now because i was trying to remember the numbers. the pentagon is beefing up its cyber security force. the other one that is apparently being beefed up in these times of budgetary constraints or the special forces. tom, would you talk about that generally, and fred, if you talk about that in the broader nature of it. then we will get to the nonexistent challenge that faces us in asia. >> these new capabilities, cyber operations or whatever you want to call them, are certainly necessary and needed, and our ability to exploit the electromagnetic spectrum configured as the internet is pretty critical. it is not qualitatively different from other forms of intelligence gathering or attempts either by propaganda means or by direct attack took back the military or strategic situations. to some degree it is understandable, but as fred alluded, particularly direct action special operations unit don't just magically appear and sustain themselves. if you have seen "zero dark thirty, is a great picture of how the intelligence manhun
more about the pentagon. saying, quote, if confirmed i intend to know a lot more than i do. jonathan carl, abc news, the white house. >> not a great performance, as you heard. even from people who will vote for him or like him or fellow democrats, you know, who may vote for him. little more critical about the nation's military. does a person not have a right to go into a slaughterhouse and change their opinion on red meat? >> of course. >> republicans say this guy is further left than president obama. republicans are skittish about his nomination. >> people are saying though his performance, well he was really under fire. so i think anyone in that hot seat may not do his or her best they're saying he likely will be confirmed i suspect. >> it is going to be a bumpy ride. >>> in related news, secretary of state hillary clinton leaving office officially today after sounding a warning about civil war in syria. at a sort of exit interview, clinton accused iran of playing an increasingly prominent role directing violence in syria and says that only raises chances of a wider conflict in the
and put him in place in the pentagon. >> in terms of the way he answered various questions, i know you took issue with the tough question style of republican senators. is the white house pleased with how senator hagel answered questions? >> i believe he did a fine job. if you look, if you take all the news clips, not the whole performance, but the news clips that have dominated television report and on this, they have focused on a series of exchanges that i think, by any estimation, largely represent the injuring over issues like, why did you disagree with me over iraq? we are prepared to say that senator obama had a view on iraq. it was one of the reasons he ran on that position and one in 2008 against senator mccain. he vowed to end the war in iraq in a with a protected our national security interests. now, he is focused on winding down the war in afghanistan. someone bizarrely, and given that we have 56,000 americans in uniform in afghanistan, senators yesterday, in a hearing for the nomination of the secretary of defense asked very few questions about that active war. instead, they
. at the challenge the people currently at the pentagon are facing. host: fredericksburg, virginia, independent line. caller: thanks for taking my call. there's nothing worse than a great secretary and nothing better than a wonderful one. most of the individuals who work for our government appear not to have the wherewithal to know exactly what to do and appear to be on training wheels while they are learning. we the taxpayer take the brunt of everything. while you are a very unstudied lady and are only given the credentials you have having a report card to show who you are, this individual appears to be a floater guest: i think that is unfair. he has done a number of things throughout his career. he is not only a senator, but he was a deputy administrator at the department of veterans affairs. that is a massive responsibility. he cofounded one of the bigges
freeze before everything else. lanes are open traveling 395 leaving the pentagon toward the 14th street bridge. no problems to report traveling between 66 and 395. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> all right. football fans may have watched the final pro bowl sunday. >> dave ross is here with a look back at the all star game and the caps first win. >> great first win for the caps. talks me might cancel the pro bowl after this year. it's an exhibition game but if you're a first time guy, kind of something nice. >>> caps, we're not talking about anything special right now. think about playoffs until they get more wins. they got their first one yesterday. and it was a big one and one that was much needed. we'll start with the pro bowl, alexander did make his first trip there. and fletcher don't tell him it's an exhibition. watch, tony. going to make a tackle. what a novel idea. great concept. watch our guy 9 7 right there. going to get a block there and that springs for the longest return. lorenzo out there doing work. not just taking wife and kids. there's wilson. nfc wins 6
the first vietnam vet to run the pentagon. >>> and trending today, what has you talking online. no worries, mon. the government of jamaica is endorsing a volkswagen super bowl ad labelled racially incentive to some. and a white office worker from minnesota so happy about his new car uses a jamaican accent and the jamaican minister says it has tremendous appeal about jamaican hospitality. >>> and the famous baby, unveiled a luxury perfume for babies priced at $45 a bottle. the company says the unisex perfume will cuddle and pamper every little boy and girl. and it has a citrus melon and honey note which will apparently associate the smell of babies. that melts all our hearts. >>> this online parody, anne hathaway hathaway's, giving her the support for best actress for "les miserables." >> i played a prostitute who died ♪ ♪ i let them give me this new haircut ♪ >> okay. portraying hathaway's performance has already earned top honors from the screen actor's guild and the george bushes the golden globes. is now six minutes after 8:00. i don't know if i like the anne hathaway parody or pe
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